Windows 10: Intermittently losing access to shared folder content

Discus and support Intermittently losing access to shared folder content in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; OK this is my issue. I'm a newbie so bear with me. I am currently working from home I've had no issues until recently. We have folder A the main... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Fedup20, Dec 1, 2020.

  1. Fedup20 Win User

    Intermittently losing access to shared folder content


    OK this is my issue. I'm a newbie so bear with me. I am currently working from home I've had no issues until recently. We have folder A the main folder for the organisation. My role is Folder B a sub folder of folder A Folder B contains 90% of the documents I require in sub folders within folder B. Lately I intermittently lose access to these shared folders. Even happens when I am in a pre generated form which I need to populate individually. When I check my account permissions for shared folders it only shows my previous position within the company. I was advised to set to always available off line, however I usually have to do this action daily. I get sync issues. I can lose access at any time from 1st thing to late afternoon for about 2 hours then it suddenly works again. Some days it works fine. I'm not at all tech savvy so would welcome any help TIA

    :)
     
    Fedup20, Dec 1, 2020
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  2. Riel Alc Win User

    Losing shared folders on restart

    Hi Glen,

    To immediately assist you with losing shared folder issue, we suggest posting your query in our Microsoft TechNet
    forum.

    Regards.
     
    Riel Alc, Dec 1, 2020
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  3. Frogger Win User
    ?? How do I PW protect Folders in windows

    hmmm?
    Sharing files and folders overview You can share the files and folders stored on your computer, on a network, and on the Web. The method you choose depends on whom you want to share files with, and what computer they will use to access the files.

    When you share files or folders, they are not as protected as they are when you do not share them. People with access to your computer or your network might be able to read, copy, or change files that are in a shared folder. You should always be aware that the files and folders that you share are available to other people and be sure to monitor your shared files and folders on a regular basis.

    Important

    If your computer is not joined to a domain, you can use the Network Setup Wizard to automatically turn file and printer sharing on or off. To start the Network Setup Wizard, click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections, and then click Network Setup Wizard.
    If you both use the same computer

    You can put the files you want to share in the Shared Documents folder. Files stored in the Shared Documents folder or its subfolders are always available to other users on your computer.

    Step-by-step procedure
    Note

    If you are connected to a network domain, the Shared Documents, Shared Pictures, and Shared Music folders are not available.
    If both computers are on the same network

    You can share a folder or drive on your computer with others on the network. You can also control whether the files in the shared folder can be modified by other users.

    If your computer is connected to a network domain, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    If your computer is connected to a workgroup, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    Note

    If you are connected to a network domain, you will need to set the Access control for the folder or drive after sharing it. For more information, go to To set, view, change, or remove file and folder permissions.
    If you want to share your files online

    You can publish pictures and documents on the Web using the Web Publishing Wizard. The files will be stored in a private, online folder that you manage.

    Step-by-step procedure

    If you don't want others to access your files

    You can prevent other users from accessing your folders and the files they contain. When your computer is connected to a domain, this is called setting permissions for your file or folder. When your computer is connected to a workgroup, this is called making your folders private.

    If your computer is connected to a network domain, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    If your computer is connected to a workgroup, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure

    'HELP' it can be your friend *Smile Intermittently losing access to shared folder content :)
     
    Frogger, Dec 1, 2020
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  4. DTG1 Win User

    Intermittently losing access to shared folder content

    Cannot access shared network drive


    Personally, I wouldnt use Everyone. If anyone hacks into you, they have full access to everything and can demolish everything on your raid. I would rather set up accounts and access separately for each person. That way, I know who did all that damage. In the end with a little extra work, I feel more secure by using Authenticated Users.


    If this helps.
    step 1 create non-microsoft account and without email and address without admin rights
    step 2 share a drive or folder to specific user account (if Everyone is listed, remove it)
    step 3 set security > add Authenticated Users (if more than 1 account) or add specific users
    step 3a remove Everyone from list
    step 3b uncheck full control and write for all items listed except SYSTEM and Admin account.
    step 4 right click Start > Computer Management > System Tools > Shared Folders > Shares ... to verify settings and change anything else. You can also see the number of connections to each share here.
     
    DTG1, Dec 1, 2020
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